Photo Gallery

26-Taking notes
The recording devices were much different in 1968, but taking notes from them still makes its way into academic life in 2018. (WKU Archive)
When Bowling Green gets hit with a snowstorm — regardless of the year — it’s time for snowman building and sledding. (WKU Archive)
19-Making the bed
Stuffed animals and bed-making have remained a standard part of living in the WKU dorms through the years. (WKU Archive)
LBJ Letter
A letter to the WKU 1968 graduating class from President Lyndon B. Johnson. (WKU Archive)
This Oct. 10, 1968, photo from The Herald shows WKU All-American Dickie Moore breaking away from Butler University defenders. Moore, who played from 1965-1968, entered the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1964. He was the only WKU player to lead the nation in rushing, the first to run for more than 1,000 yards in a freshman season, and was named to the All-Time Ohio Valley Conference Team. (WKU Archive)
The Herald photographer Guy Briggs shot this photo during the 1968 Homecoming concert featuring The Happenings. The band’s “See You In September” and “I Got Rhythm” were on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles charts for 14 weeks in 1966 and 13 weeks in 1967. (WKU Archive)
The Herald covered the 1968 Homecoming Parade in which Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity won the Alumni Association $100 award for the best float, a nod to the U.S. space program and the fraternity’s candidate for Homecoming Queen, Phyllis Alexander. (WKU Archive)
The Herald’s editorial cartoonist Dan Lynch produced several cartoons during 1968 that focused on the Vietnam War. Lynch also focused a lot of his work on WKU’s Associated Student Government, today’s Student Government Association. He started his professional career at the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette in 1975, left to work for the Kansas City Star and then worked for the Journal-Gazette from 1981 until his retirement at the end of 2001. (WKU Archive)
The Herald photographer Bill Collins focused on Harold the Beer-Can Catching Dog, a popular attraction on College Street — and at the time this photo was taken in the hands of the Sigma Xi fraternity. (WKU Archive)
The Herald captured the aftermath of the controversial 1968 presidential election narrowly won by President Richard. M. Nixon. (WKU Archive)
The Herald produced a lot of photos of Jim McDaniels during his outstanding WKU career, and this one by R.D. Firkins shows McDaniels controlling a rebound versus Southeast Louisiana State in 1968. McDaniels died in September 2017. McDaniels, a first-team All-American, was tied with Courtney Lee for the program’s all-time scoring record with 2,238 points and was No. 1 in the program for field goals made (935), points per game average (27.6) and double-doubles (74). (WKU Archive)
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Members of the WKU nursing program in 1968. (WKU Archive)
Students celebrate at the 1968 Homecoming Bonfire. (WKU Archive)
Western Kentucky University Gemini 15 jazz musicians Larnelle Harris, left, and John Carpenter performing in Europe. (WKU Archive)
A unidentified WKU cheerleader flips over the Hilltopper’s in 1968. If you know who he is, please let us know. (WKU Archive)
1-Building a snowman
An unidentified student building a snowman. If you know who she is, please let us know. (WKU Archive)
Student leaders in 1968: Paul Gerard, left, Terry Gilpin, William Straeffer, and Johnny Graham. (WKU Archive)
The 1968 WKU v. University of Akron football game program. (WKU Archiv
A photographer captures the action during the WKU v. University of Akron football game in 1968. (WKU Archive)